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Scientific Method

TermDefinition
science The knowledge obtained by observing natural events and conditions in order to discover facts and formulate theories or laws that can be verified or tested.
empirical evidence The observations, measurements, and other types of data that people gather and test to support and evaluate scientific explanations.
experiment An organized procedure to study something under controlled conditions.
observation The process of obtaining information by using the senses.
hypothesis A testable idea or explanation that leads to scientific investigation.
independent variable In a scientific investigation, the factor that is deliberately manipulated or changed.
dependent variable In a scientific investigation, the factor that changes as a result of manipulation of one or more independent variables.
constant A condition or factor that is assumed to have one value, or remain unchanged, throughout a particular investigation.
control The part of an experiment for which the independent variable has not been changed; used as a way to determine the reliability and significance of the experimental results.
data Information gathered by observation or experimentation that can be used in calculating or reasoning.
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